Title: Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble
Author: M.C. Beaton
Genre: Fiction, Short Story, Mystery
Publishing date: 6th December, 2012
Published by: Robinson
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
The bossy, vain and irresistible Agatha is back in this latest short story.
Agatha is spending Christmas at home in the Cotswolds – and in a fit of goodwill towards all men (and women) she invites six of Carsley’s oldest residents to come around and share Christmas lunch with her.
Christmas jollity soon turns to disaster as Agatha accidentally kills one of her guests with a gruesome homemade Christmas pudding… so will it be Christmas in the cells for Agatha? Or can she fix an escape out of this particular festive mess!
I liked reading this short story.
Agatha is spending the holidays alone so she decides to hold a dinner party for six of the other lonely elders who would otherwise have been spending the holidays alone. She refers to them as ‘crumblies.’
She is a dysfunctional cook who shouldn’t be actually cooking but does that stop her from cooking for others, that to for a dinner party. Nope. 😛 Her dinner preparations are hilarious to read about.
If it wasn’t for the fact that this book falls under the mystery category, I would’ve liked the book more. Considering how small the book is, there isn’t much time to build up the mystery.
Given the length of the book, the author does a good job.
Why would I pick it up?
For the quick read.